Assistant General Counsel, Corporate

  • Yale University
  • New Haven, CT, USA
  • May 13, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

Assistant General Counsel, Corporate


University Job Title: Assistant General Counsel


Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)


Time Type: Full time


Duration Type: Regular


Compensation Grade: General Counsel


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Work Location: Central Campus


Worksite Address: 2 Whitney Avenue

New Haven, CT 06510


Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)


Searchable Job Family: Legal and Regulatory Affairs


Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5


Position Focus:


Yale University's Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel seeks an Assistant General Counsel to support the university's corporate and transactional needs as a tax-exempt non-profit organization. This attorney will partner with internal business teams, subject matter experts, and risk management, independently and in collaboration with senior attorneys.


Responsibilities include: Provide high-quality legal and strategic advice to a diverse client base. Advise the university on its interactions with taxable and non-taxable entities. Provide legal advice and analysis on a wide range of matters, including general corporate and commercial matters; compliance with exempt-organization tax laws and regulations; and registration and compliance-related filings in foreign jurisdictions. Advise on the development and implementation of organizational policies and corporate governance. Providing general nonprofit corporate advice and advising on exempt organizations law, including creation, governance, and administration of legal entities in the US and abroad. Participate in various activities related to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and third-party risk management. Research and draft memoranda, opinions and correspondence on legal issues affecting the university.


Essential Duties: Serve as legal liaison to specific operational departments. Monitor developments in relevant areas of the law by keeping current on legal literature, networking with other attorneys, and attending conferences and seminars.

Support effective and efficient use and management of outside counsel. Perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Duties:


  1. Interprets legal regulations and University policies and procedures. 2. Assists in the handling of administrative and legal proceedings before federal and state agencies and courts. 3. Negotiates, reviews, drafts and interprets contracts. 4. Negotiates and drafts the settlement of claims and/or litigation. 5. Researches and drafts memoranda, opinions and correspondence on legal issues. 6. May perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:


J.D. and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a related area.


Required Skill/Ability 1:


Outstanding analytical, negotiating, drafting and writing ability.


Required Skill/Ability 2:


Pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the broader consequences of legal advice. Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.


Required Skill/Ability 3:


Innovative thinking that adds value for clients and finds creative solutions to complex legal issues.


Required Skill/Ability 4:


Interpersonal skills that foster successful interaction with a diverse array of colleagues, clients, and leaders at all levels including fellow attorneys, human resources and finance professionals, professors and physicians, and university administrators.


Required Skill/Ability 5:


Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and initiatives; prioritizing and working independently in a highly collegial and high-performing environment. High degree of personal integrity, sound judgment, and a commitment to accountability.


Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:


LLM in tax. Preferred experience with structuring and drafting and negotiating agreements related to charitable gifts. Interpreting and applying tax laws and regulations applicable to tax-exempt corporations.


Drug Screen: No


Health Screening: No


Background Check Requirements:


All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:


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Posting Disclaimer:


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.


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